Livingston V Falkirk at Energy Assets Arena : Match Preview

22 January 2016 05:34
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Livingston missing two players for Falkirk's visit

Livingston are missing injured pair Darren Cole and Craig Sives when they host second-placed Falkirk.

Cole has a knee problem while Sives is troubled by a back issue as manager David Hopkin looks for his side to build on a solid second-half showing against Rangers last weekend.

He said: "The game at Ibrox was over at the break as we were 4-0 down and we had a choice to make. We could have rolled over and suffered a bigger defeat or go out and be tighter at the back and more adventurous up front.

"We did the latter, played well and got a goal back. If we can perform like that against Falkirk then we have a chance."

Falkirk have added Tom Taiwo and Bob McHugh to their plans after the duo came through a midweek development game unscathed following injury.

Kieran Duffie remains out with a knee injury as the Bairns look to keep Hibs at bay in second place.

Manager Peter Houston said: "We did well against Hibs last weekend in the draw after a poor first-half performance. The players worked hard to get that result and I am sure that they will do the same again against Livingston.

"We won over them just after Christmas with a real dogged display and it may well take something like that again to get the three points."

Source: PAR